Week 1 Lecture Intro To Ed Tech

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Week 1 Lecture Intro To Ed Tech

  1. 1. Week 1 Lecture: Introduction to Educational Technology EDCI 4305 SS II 2008 S. Cadena July 14-20, 2008 Approx. length of presentation: 30 min.
  2. 2. ATTENTION STUDENTS! This presentation contains voiceover narrations created with Every time you see the icon on the bottom of a slide, click on it to listen to the narration.
  3. 3. Presentation Outline Part I: Defining Educational Technology Part II: Teaching and Learning: A Closer Look *** Note: Information contained in this lecture will be included on the midterm and final exam. ***
  4. 4. Part I: Defining Educational Technology
  5. 5. Before we begin… I usually like to start out each lecture presentation with a thought provoking video, quote, story, or interesting article related to technology and/or instruction. The next slide contains a video titled, “Are you paying attention?” I came across it as I was researching information related to Web 2.0 . It presents a broader perspective on teaching and learning and emphasizes the use of current technology tools to make learning a more meaningful experience for students. As you watch the following video, think about the types of Web 2.0 tools that can be integrated into curriculum and instruction.
  6. 6. If you having trouble viewing the video, you can view it on the web by clicking on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M_336pDWoM
  7. 7. Questions to think about… <ul><li>1. Would you be willing to utilize some of the technology tools? (wikis, blogs, podcasts) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Do you think using cell phones as instructional tools would have a positive or negative impact on your instruction? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Educational Technology as defined by you… <ul><li>Using educational technology not only teaches them how to research, email, and things such as that but it expands their minds. –Latisha </li></ul><ul><li>Educational technology is a great way to engage students in any activity no matter which subject. –Luis </li></ul><ul><li>Educational technology to me, is using the technology we have in our classroom to facilitate the learning and academic achievement of our students.—Claudia </li></ul><ul><li>It is not only using technology towards education, but also educating oneself in order to apply technological advances of society to the classroom. –Stephanie </li></ul><ul><li>The internet can be seen as a “World Wide Library” and this can be considered educational technology. –Lidia </li></ul><ul><li>I define educational technology as different forms of technology/equipment that one may use (teacher) to teach a lesson and also helping students learn academically. –Santos </li></ul>
  9. 9. Educational technology can also include… Electronic books (e-books) Online learning through distance education Two-way video conferencing
  10. 10. Part II: Teaching and Learning: A Closer Look
  11. 11. You may be asking yourself … Q: What role does technology play in the teaching and learning process? A: First, you need to have a good understanding about teaching and learning process before you can fully understand how technology can be used to enhance instruction.
  12. 12. Perspectives on Teaching & Learning <ul><li>Behaviorists (Watson, Skinner, Pavlov) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Teacher rewards a student for learning how to read. Student will more than likely continue this behavior because of the positive reinforcement. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cognitivists (Bruner, Ausubel) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Student recalls several procedures he/she learned in class to solve a unique problem. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Constructivists (Gagne, Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Student connects a story he/she has read about birds to a recent field trip to a birding center. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Learning Styles <ul><li>How do students process their learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditory learners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you learn best? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Theory of Multiple Intelligences <ul><li>Theorist: Howard Gardner </li></ul><ul><li>Based on 9 intelligences (talents) </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistic Logical-Mathematical Musical Spatial Bodily-Kinesthetic Interpersonal Intrapersonal Naturalistic Existential </li></ul>
  15. 15. Teaching Styles <ul><li>The act of teaching requires a basic understanding of the individual student and the environmental factors that affect their learning </li></ul><ul><li>Some teach the same way they were taught </li></ul><ul><li>Others teach in the way they like to learn </li></ul><ul><li>What is your teaching style? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Putting it all together: A holistic approach Technology enhances teaching and learning only when the teaching and learning process has been carefully defined and planned by the teacher. Technology
  17. 17. Preview of Week 2 Lecture: Information Acquisition and the World Wide Web <ul><li>Innovations in Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul><ul><li>The Instructional Design Process </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Web Sites for Validity and Accuracy </li></ul>

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